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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tsutomu Yamazaki ...  Nenbutsu no Tetsu 6 episodes, 1973
Yumiko Nogawa Yumiko Nogawa ...  Teppô dama no Okin 6 episodes, 1973
Makoto Fujita Makoto Fujita ...  Mondo Nakamura 6 episodes, 1973
Takayuki Akutagawa Takayuki Akutagawa ...  Himself - Narrator 6 episodes, 1973
Masaya Oki Masaya Oki ...  Kan'oke no Jô 5 episodes, 1973
Taisaku Akino ...  Ohirome no Hanji 4 episodes, 1973
Mari Shiraki Mari Shiraki ...  Ritsu Nakamura 3 episodes, 1973
Takeo Namai Takeo Namai ...  Taguchi 3 episodes, 1973
Hideo Takamatsu Hideo Takamatsu ...  Tenjin no Koroku 3 episodes, 1973
Kin Sugai Kin Sugai ...  Sen Nakamura 3 episodes, 1973
Yuriko Mishima Yuriko Mishima ...  Oshima 2 episodes, 1973
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Action | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 April 1973 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kyoto, Japan

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Tasukenin hashiru (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Yagate ai no hi ga
Lyrics by Masao Akane
Music by Masaaki Hirao
Arranged by Kôji Ryûzaki
Performed by Yumiko Mitsui
Courtesy of Victor Records
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